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According to its definition prevalent in Vedic astrology, if Mars is placed with either one of Rahu or Ketu in a horoscope, or they have a mutual aspect relationship in a horoscope; Angarak Yoga is formed in the horoscope which can trouble the native with very serious types of problems including serious injuries or even an early death.

For example, if Mars is placed in first house of a horoscope along with Rahu or Ketu, Angarak Yoga is said to be formed in the horoscope. Similarly, if Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope and it is having an aspect relationship with Rahu or Ketu which may be present in 5th or 9th house of the horoscope, Angarak Yoga is said to be formed in the horoscope. In this chapter, we will discuss the formation as well as the results of Angarak Yoga, in a scientific way.

There are twelve houses in a horoscope and there are twelve signs in all. It means that the probability of Mars being placed with Rahu or Ketu in a particular house or in a particular sign is 2 out 12. For example, if Mars is placed in the first house of a horoscope, the placement of Rahu or the placement of Ketu in the first house along with Mars will form Angarak Yoga according to its definition. Since the chances of Rahu being placed in 1 out of 12 houses is 1 in 12 and the same holds for the placement of Ketu; the chances of one of them being placed with Mars are 2 out of twelve. Hence every sixth native is suffering from Angarak Yoga, merely on the basis of placement of Mars with Rahu or Ketu.

Taking it further, as the placement of Rahu or Ketu in fifth or ninth house may also result in the formation of Angarak Yoga in this case, this probability increases further. According to this, the placement of Rahu in first, seventh, fifth, eleventh, ninth or third house of this horoscope will result in the formation of Angarak Yoga. It should be noted that when Rahu is placed in seventh, eleventh or third house; Ketu is placed in first, fifth or ninth house respectively; forming Angarak Yoga in the horoscope. Hence the placement of Rahu in 6 out of 12 houses forms Angarak Yoga in the horoscope. It means every second person on this earth is suffering from Angarak Yoga.

Accordingly, every second person in this world should be facing the problems indicated by this Yog and he should suffer a lot. As this is clearly not happening in reality, there must be something wrong or incomplete with the definition of Angarak Yoga. We will now look into a set of extra conditions which are essential for the formation of Angarak Yoga in a horoscope, apart from this primary condition.

As already mentioned in case of a number of good and bad Yogas, the working nature of all the planets involved in the formation of a good or bad Yog is an essential condition. It means that for a good Yog to be formed due to the combination of more than one planet; all the planets involved in it should be working positively in that horoscope. Similarly, for a bad Yog to form in a horoscope due to the combination of more than one planet; all or at least one of those planets should be working negatively in that horoscope. Hence in case of Angarak Yoga, Rahu or Ketu must be negative in the horoscope, in order for this Yog to form properly in such horoscope.

Considering the possible combinations of Mars with Rahu, there may broadly be four such combinations. A combination of positive Mars and positive Rahu; a combination of positive Mars and negative Rahu; a combination of negative Mars with positive Rahu or a combination of negative Mars and negative Rahu may form in a horoscope, whenever these two planets are joined by placement or aspect.

Now considering the possible combinations of Mars with Ketu, there may broadly be four such combinations. A combination of positive Mars and positive Ketu; a combination of positive Mars and negative Ketu; a combination of negative Mars with positive Ketu or a combination of negative Mars and negative Ketu may form in a horoscope, whenever these two planets are joined by placement or aspect.

Looking at the combinations of Mars and Rahu; only two out of these four combinations may form Angarak Yoga and these two combinations are positive Mars with negative Rahu; and negative Mars with negative Rahu. The remaining two combinations which are positive Mars with positive Rahu and negative Mars with positive Rahu may not result in the formation of Angarak Yoga in the horoscope.

This is due to the fact that for the formation of this Yog in a horoscope, Rahu must be negative. Positive Rahu on the other hand, may bless the native with good or very good qualities and it may add extra value to the qualities rendered by Mars; if Mars is positive. Hence Angarak Yoga may not form in both these cases as Rahu is positive in these cases. Similar explanation can be used for Mars-Ketu combinations and only two out of four possible combinations of these two planets may form Angarak Yoga in the horoscope, where Ketu is working negatively.

Let’s now look at these combinations one by one in case of Mars and Rahu; and see what may happen in all these cases. If positive Mars is placed with negative Rahu in the first house of a horoscope, Angarak Yoga may form in such horoscope as negative Rahu may afflict Mars. Such Angarak Yoga may trouble the native with many types of problems related to many spheres of his life, depending on the sign of placement of this Yog as well as depending on the overall tone of the horoscope.

For example, the formation of Angarak Yoga in the first house of a horoscope in the sign of Aries can render some very bad personality traits to the native and he may suffer because of them. If the overall horoscope of this native is negative, he may become a criminal and he may engage in violent types of crimes; killing or seriously injuring many people during his criminal career.

This native may be able to earn money and luxuries through a life of crime for some time, if his overall horoscope is strong and the running times favor him; though he may pay high price for these things in the end. The native under the impact of such Angarak Yoga may suffer from bad reputation, losses, court cases or even imprisonment in some cases. If the overall horoscope is very negative; the malefic impact of such Angarak Yoga may get this native killed in an act of violence such as a police encounter or a gang war; whenever the running times indicate so.

Moving on to the second combination, the combination of malefic Mars with malefic Rahu can also form Angarak Yoga in the horoscope and this type of Angarak Yoga may prove even more destructive for the native. This is because both Mars and Rahu are negative in this case. Hence malefic Rahu may adversely affect the significances of Mars whereas malefic Mars may adversely affect the significances of Rahu. As a result, the native suffering from such Angarak Yoga may suffer from the extreme types of problems, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.

For instance, the placement of such Angarak Yoga in the tenth house of a horoscope may provoke the native to engage in some of the worst types of immoral or criminal practices. As a result, this native may engage in many types of hardcore crimes; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. Accordingly this native suffering from such Angarak Yoga may have to spend many years of his life in prison by virtue of being convicted for a serious crime or he may even get killed in police encounter or gang war, depending on his overall horoscope.

Looking at the third possibility, the combination of malefic Mars with benefic Rahu may not lead to the formation of Angarak Yoga in a horoscope; as Rahu is positive in this combination. In this case, malefic Mars may negatively affect the significances of Rahu due to which the native may suffer from problems related to these significances. For example, the formation of this type of bad Yog in a relevant house of a horoscope can make the native suffer from many types of psychological problems and in extreme cases of this type; the native may completely go insane. Such native may have to spend many years of his life in a mental asylum.

The fourth possible combination is the combination of positive Mars with positive Rahu. This is the combination which can never form Angarak Yoga as both these planets are positive. On the contrary, this combination can produce some of the best types of people in their relevant categories, during their times. For example, the formation of this good Yog in the tenth house of a horoscope can bless the native with a post of high authority in the government through politics or through job, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. Such native may especially become a high authority army officer or police officer, due to the good influence of this Yog.

It can be seen that the results are different in case of these four combinations and hence Angarak Yoga should not be considered formed in a horoscope, merely due to the combination of Rahu with Mars. Similar explanations can be used for the combinations of Mars with Ketu. Hence the working nature of Rahu or Ketu making a combination with Mars must be negative in a horoscope, in order to form Angarak Yoga in that horoscope.

After this, the strength of such Rahu or Ketu and even the strength of Mars are checked in order to determine the quantum of negative results such Angarak Yoga may cause. The level of activity of these planets is also checked and only then the net strength of Angarak Yoga may be assessed in a horoscope. For example, if Angarak Yoga forms in a horoscope due to the combination of benefic Mars with malefic Rahu but the net strength of this Yog comes out under 20% due to weakness of Rahu; it may not do any significant damage. As any good or bad Yog less than 20% in strength is not capable of producing significant results, the presence of such Angarak Yoga may not be a cause of concern for the native and he shouldn’t worry about it.

On the other hand, if the same Angarak Yoga gains strength of 80% or more due to strong and active Rahu in the horoscope; the native may suffer from problems of very high quantum in many spheres of his life. The same holds true in case of Angarak Yoga formed by a combination of Mars and Ketu in a horoscope. Hence the net strength of Angarak Yoga should be checked in a horoscope before reaching any conclusions about this Yog.

Combining all these results, we can now reach the refined and logical definition of Angarak Yoga. If in a horoscope, Mars makes a combination with malefic and active Rahu or Ketu, Angarak Yoga may be formed in the horoscope, which may trouble the native with many types of problems depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.

Once the formation of this defect is confirmed, the next thing to check is the influence of other good or bad planets on Mars as well as on the one among Rahu and Ketu which is involved in the formation of this Yog with Mars. For example, if Angarak Yoga is formed in the first house of a horoscope due to the placement of benefic Mars with malefic Rahu in the sign of Scorpio; the addition of benefic Saturn to this combination may change the results considerably.

This is because Mars is already strong in the sign of Scorpio and the addition of benefic Saturn may add more positive energy to this house. As a result, the net energy of this house may become positive because the strong positive energies of Mars and Saturn may completely dominate the negative energy of Rahu. Hence Angarak Yoga may form in theory only and it may not trouble the native in practice.

On the other hand, if in the same example, malefic Saturn is placed in the first house of this horoscope along with benefic Mars and malefic Rahu; the results may become disastrous. The negative energy of Saturn may join the negative energy of Rahu and Angarak Yoga may gain additional strength. As a result, the native troubled by such Angarak Yoga and Saturn may suffer from problems of high intensity; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. For instance, such a native may suffer from serious health problems and he may even die at a young age, due to a fatal disease. Hence the influence of other good and bad planets on this Yog should be analyzed carefully.

After doing so, the overall tone of a horoscope should be checked properly as this factor alone can change each and every thing in some cases. For example, if Angarak Yoga is present in a horoscope and at the same time; the overall theme of the horoscope is positive and it has a strong positive Yog like Shasha Yoga or Hamsa Yoga, the native may not suffer much. The overall strong horoscope and a Yog like Shasha Yoga or Hamsa Yoga may give this native sufficient strength to deal with the negative energy generated by Angarak Yoga and he may get through most problems created by this Yog, with minimum damage.

On the other hand, if Angarak Yoga is present in a horoscope; the overall theme of the horoscope is negative and it has another bad Yog like Pitra Dosh or Kaal Sarp Yog; the results may be disastrous. The overall negative horoscope of this native may aggravate these problems and the native may suffer from serious health problems, extreme poverty, prison sentence or even an early death, depending on the overall tone of his horoscope. Hence the overall tone of the horoscope having Angarak Yoga in it should be checked properly; as it can change the results significantly.

Coming to the last but not the least, the impact of running times should also be checked in order to further fine tune the effects given by Angarak Yoga in a horoscope. It should be noted that any type of good or bad Yog becomes duly effective, if one of the planets involved in its formation is leading the running times. As a result, the native may witness the strongest negative impacts of Angarak Yoga if he is hit by the planetary periods of Mars, Rahu or Ketu during relevant years of his age. This very simple looking fact may not change the type of problems you may face due to the influence of Angarak Yoga in many cases; however it may change the quantum of such problems to a great extent.

For example, if Angarak Yoga is formed in the first house of a horoscope and the overall theme of the horoscope is negative, the native may become a criminal. Though the native may achieve success for some time if his overall horoscope is strong, such success may be short lasted and he may face serious problems in the end. If a negative planetary period hits this native and such period is not ruled by Mars, Rahu or Ketu; the native may suffer from problems of medium intensity.

However, as soon as the planetary period of Mars, Rahu or Ketu hits this native; whichever one of them is the most troublesome in his horoscope; he may face problems of very serious types. Such planetary period may trouble him with serious health problems, financial losses, prison sentences, a death penalty or it can even get him killed in a police encounter or gang war; depending on the overall tone of his horoscope.

Therefore, each and every important aspect should be checked thoroughly and only then the results indicated by Angarak Yoga should be calculated. Above all, it should always be kept in mind that the combination of Mars with Rahu or Ketu may be positive and it may produce some of the most wonderful people in this world; while you may be seeing them as very bad people due to the formation of Angarak Yoga in their horoscopes. Hence don’t fall for the combination of Mars with Rahu or Ketu and get to the bottom of the working nature of such combination, in order to properly assess whether such combination is destructive or constructive.

Himanshu Shangari